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UFC HOFer Hughes seriously injured in crash

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

A UFC Hall of Famer was seriously injured on Friday. According to TMZ Sports, Matt Hughes was seriously injured when he was involved in a car accident on Friday when his truck collided with a moving train.

TMZ reports the incident happened at 10:39 am CST in Illinois. Law enforcement said one person was transported to a local hospital — and UFC president Dana White said the injured party was Hughes.

UFC fighter Matt Hughes punches Josh Koscheck during the UFC 135 event
Matt Hughes punches Josh Koscheck during the UFC 135 event (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

At this time, the investigation is ongoing. They are still trying to figure out what happened.

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According to White, “Hughes suffered head trauma and his family is on their way out to be with him.”

Hughes was a two-time welterweight champion, who has defeated Georges St-Pierre, BJ Penn, and Royce Gracie in his career. He has not fought for the promotion since 2011.

He was considering a comeback earlier this season, but now, like he’s done in the Octagon, he’s fighting for his life.

The Hillsboro, Illinois native has a 45-9 MMA record. The welterweight last fought at UFC 135 when he lost to Josh Koscheck by knockout in the first round on September 24th, 2011.

His career ended on a two-fight losing streak. He also suffered a first-round knockout loss to B.J. Penn at UFC 123 on Number 20th, 2010.

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His last win came against Ricardo Almeida at UFC 117. He won the bout with an anaconda choke technical submission in the first round on August 7th, 2010.

In his 45 wins, he has had 21 knockout wins. He also has 10 wins by decision and an additional 14 wins by submission.

Five of his nine losses have come via knockout. He also suffered four submission losses.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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